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A lake of west-central Mexico southeast of Guadalajara. It is the largest lake in the country and a popular resort area.
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(tʃəˈpɑ lə)

Lake, the largest lake in Mexico, located in Jalisco state. 651 sq. mi. (1686 sq. km).
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